I'm looking for a rifle to givey 11 year old son for Christmas. This will be the first gun I buy just for HIM. His older brother (13) has a Savage 17hmr bolt action so he's anxious to have a rifle he can call his own. I don't have a 22 rifle in the safe so I figured this was a good opportunity to get one for him (me). That said, I'm picky and I don't want anything in my safe that feels like a "toy" and most 22's feel this way to me (e.g. garden variety 10/22). Instead I'm drawn to "nicer" rifles with wood stocks, bull barrels, stainless, etc. Also, because we already have a rimfire bolt action in the 17hmr, I'd prefer if the new 22 was a semi auto. My first choice is the Ruger 10/22 Target Stainless (pic below). I love the heavy barrel! But I can't find this rifle locally and NW Armory can't get it from their disti. Next choice would be a Marlin 60SS (pic below). I don't know why but I like the idea of the tube feed. I can't find this gun locally (Portland), but NW Armory can have it in a week for $250. Last night at Cabelas I found a Savage Mark II BGVVXP (pic below). I can't find much info on this rifle; I believe it's a Cabelas exclusive SKU. It's a bolt action (do I really need another rimfire bolt), and it's not stainless (not the end of the world)... But the stock is NICE (love the high cheak pad), it has accutrigger, heavy barrel, and a Bushnell 3-9 is included... All for $364 after $25 mail in rebate. Given my criteria, is there anything else youd look at? What would you guys do for your son? Where would you shop locally??? Really struggling here.